13 Dec 2014 11:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 13 DEC (NAMPA) Businessman Ben Hauwanga of the BH Group of Companies, on Thursday evening hosted an appreciation gala dinner for northern businesspeople who financially supported the Swapo-Partys just-ended elections campaign.
A number of business personalities from all over northern Namibia gathered at Hauwangas Bennies Entertainment Park and Lodge at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region for the dinner.
Swapo-Partys political colours of blue-red-green were on display during the dinner, while those in attendance were entertained with revolutionary musical items.
The northern businesspeople contributed some N.dollars 8.7 million towards the Swapo-Party s Presidential and National Assembly elections campaign during a fundraising gala dinner also held at the Bennies Entertainment Park and Lodge on the 14 November this year.
Foreign-owned businesses from Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region contributed the highest amount of money.
These businesses are Ezzy Import and Export (N.dollars 2.2 million, International Commercial (N.dollars 1.5 million) and Dragon City (N.dollars 1 million).
The Ranni Traders, another business owned by Indian businesspeople, contributed N.dollars 400 000 to the coffers of the Swapo-Party.
Chairperson of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Northern Branch, Tomas Iindji, said during Thursday appreciation gala dinner that businesspeople boosted the Swapo-Party elections campaign financially because they believe it is the only party that is able to create conducive environment for business to flourish in the country.
The northern businesspeople contributed such big amount of money because of peace, stability and conducive business environment that the Swapo-Party has maintained the past 24 years of independence, Iindji narrated.
Speaking also during the same occasion, Hauwanga charged that northern businesspeople have not only supported the Swapo-Party financially, but they have also demonstrated that they can come together and work as a team.
It is because of you, the businesspeople, that the Swapo-Party got a two-third majority in the National Assembly (NA), Hauwanga told those in attendance.
The ruling Swapo-Party won 77 out of 96 NA seats, leaving only 19 seats to be shared amongst the opposition parties.